Sherpa now available in SA

2013-04-30 13:50
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Johannesburg – Sherpa, the virtual personal assistant for the Spanish speaking world, is now available in beta for the South African market.

Android smartphone users will be able to enjoy the platform’s many features – including searching for information, completing transactions, managing schedules and operating the device itself.

Sherpa is free and arrives to the South African market with a broader knowledge base and more proactive and predictive capabilities than current market offerings and includes transactional capabilities that are unique in the virtual personal assistant category.

Sherpa has a lively and fun “personality” that makes it easy for consumers to integrate the platform into their digital lives – whether they are updating social networks, requesting and playing music, navigating to desired destinations or interacting with a broad set of informational sources.

“Sherpa has been designed to be the interface to our digital lives,” said Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria, founder and chief executive officer of Sherpa.

“The perfect personal assistant has vast knowledge, can predict your needs and learns about you over time, almost as if by magic. With Sherpa, we are building a platform that delivers unlimited possibilities to make people’s lives easier. Sherpa’s capabilities will only continue to expand; we have developed less than 0.01% of our vision and what our amazing technology is capable of.”   

Sherpa is able to deliver highly accurate results in response to consumer queries and requests due to its sophisticated Natural Language Processing and advanced semantic technology.

Sherpa relies on five levels of linguistic analysis which include morphological, syntactic semantic, pragmatic and functional analysis. Building on Sherpa’s strong linguistic foundation, the platform algorithms further enhance the user experience, interactivity and capabilities. 

The beta version of Sherpa incorporates the technology capabilities to deliver a functional personal assistant platform.

The MultiKnowledge System draws information from several sources to deliver relevant and targeted content, minimising dependency on search engines.

The platform delivers the right information based on Sherpa’s ability to contextualise the topic at hand, delivering a natural user experience.

Sherpa's transactional capabilities enable users to conduct searches and complete related transactions and it learns from user habits, providing timely alerts.

Sherpa allows users to perform simple tasks and interact with the mobile device itself.
 
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